What You'll Be Eating and Drinking at Citizen in Beverly Hills
When one door closes, another opens — that saying is particularly true of the current LA restaurant scene, where the turnover of chefs, dining rooms and menus happen at a fast tick. The very short-lived Spaghettini & The Dave Koz Lounge has quickly transformed into Citizen, a much less complicated restaurant, bar and lounge helmed by chef Scott Howard (Fork, Scott Howard) and barman Josh Goldman (Belcampo, ink.). They turned the sleek supper club into a more cozy spot for the neighborhood — as "neighborhood" as you can get in The Golden Triangle — with a menu that veers from comfort to classics, and cocktails that take a little inspiration from the 1960s, like champagne cocktails and vibrant blue tiki drinks. In short, it's a little something for everyone, whether a tourist staying at one of the many hotels or a local.
The room, designed by Spacecraft Design Group, is much warmer with a cool wood mural on one wall and plants along the other, rustic tables, macrame, black banquettes and orange velvet chairs. Outside is a large patio full of low-slung sofas with a fire pit in the center. Cocktails and a fire pit? This could be the new late-night spot for BevHills. Take a look at some of the food and drink below. Citizen opens for dinner at 5 PM, Tuesday through Sunday. There's a cocktail (happy) hour menu from 4 to 6:30 PM that includes oysters shucked on the patio, a selection of ceviche and sparkling cocktails for $10. Lunch (11 AM-3 PM) begins August 22.
184 N. Canon Dr.; 310-402-5885